4. Labour's Tax Pledge
To reassure those who feared Labour would not be able to manage the economy, Blair promised to keep within Conservative spending plans during the first half of his government and maintain the top rate of tax across the Party’s entire term. When in power, however, Labour Chancellor Gordon Brown found ways to fund public services.
“4. Labour's Tax Pledge,” New Dawn? 1997, accessed February 3, 2023, https://newdawn1997.omeka.net/items/show/50.